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Charles Webster Hawthorne (American, 1872-1930), "Summer Day," oil on canvas painting, laid down on board, depicting a woman in hat and white dress, seated on the ground. The subject is devoid of facial features, a technique Hawthorne sometimes used in his teaching at Provincetown, positioning models with their backs to the light to place emphasis on conveying light and color rather than fine details. Signed, inscribed, and dated lower right, "To my friend Walter Douglas – C.W. Hawthorne – 95." Housed in a carved giltwood frame with beaded rabbet edge. Sight – 12-1/2" H x 18" W sight. Framed – 19" H x 24" W. En verso is a label for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, with artist, title and date 1895 and museum accession number HMSG 1966.2409. Provenance: by descent from the estates of Thomas and Peggy Connor, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: This painting was deaccessioned by the museum in 1988 to benefit the acquisitions fund and sold at Sotheby's, where it was purchased by the Connors. The Walter Douglas referred to in the inscription was an artist friend of Hawthorne's and fellow student of William Merritt Chase. Provenance: Walter Douglas (acquired from the artist), 1895. Davis Galleries, New York, 1957. Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1957-1966. Hirshhorn Museum, 1966-1988. Sotheb's sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Lot no. 00177, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Connor, Dec. 1, 1988. By descent to present consignor, 2013. Condition: Canvas laid down on board. Couple of errant white paint drips upper left quadrant. A few scattered tiny, minor inclusions. Paint is thin along right edge. Frame has several small areas of wear and surface loss up to 1".